The Goddard School of Forked River

School Address: 214 Lacey Road
, Forked River, New Jersey 08731
School Phone Number: 609-971-0051 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Forked River is a warm and nurturing space where extraordinary awaits your child each and every day.

Meet   Toni Ann

Meet Toni Ann

Toni Ann Eckerson - Hello! I am the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Forked River New Jersey! I am an on-site owner who gives 110% to all of our children, parents and faculty. We strive for excellence in early childhood development and want to provide only the best in terms of health and safety and curriculum. I have over 25 years of experience as a teacher, director and owner in Early Childhood Education. My degree is in Psychology with a Minor in Musical Theater and I also have three children of my own, who are all Goddard Graduates!
  • Our School

    Welcome! We’re committed to your child’s health, safety and education, which is why we provide children with safe and healthy learning environments at our School.

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    Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care.

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    Special Programs

    We enhance our play-based curriculum with a range of enrichment programs designed to fit your child’s interests.

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  • Reviews & Recognition

    We greatly value feedback we receive from parents and our communities, and are proud to share these publicly.

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Something Fun Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events

  • July 23 Water Play Day 9 AM - 1 PM
  • July 24 Magician 10 AM - 1 PM
  • July 25 Ice Cream Truck 10 AM - 12 PM
  • July 25 Mini Camp-6yr-10yr 11 AM - 12 PM
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Find Their Extraordinary

We nurture your child’s unique potential by encouraging their natural curiosity so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world.

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What Teachers Mean to Me

Every member of the Goddard faculty has special, often extraordinary, gifts they share with their students. When a child comes home happy and can't wait to see their teacher the next day, tell us about it. Take this moment to celebrate your child's teachers!

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We work tirelessly to ensure children thrive in a healthy, safe and warm environment. Within this secure and nurturing environment, children can discover their unique gifts.

Our programs go beyond academics and help children develop important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, responsible decision making and more.  

In our classrooms, creativity and curiosity blossom as children discover the wonder of learning. Through fun learning experiences (F.L.EX.®), your child will develop academic and social-emotional skills that will help them feel ready to take on the world.

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